Unlike a traditional MRI machine, an open MRI features open space on either side of the machine, which helps reduce and eliminate claustrophobia and/or anxiety. With an open MRI, patients can expect high-quality results in a more relaxing and comfortable environment.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
An MRI allows us to produce extremely detailed pictures of body tissues and organs without the need for x-rays. During an MRI, electromagnetic energy is measured and analyzed to produce both two- and three-dimensional images that can be viewed on a computer monitor. This advanced imaging technology allows for the evaluation of some body structures that may not be as visible with other imaging methods.
Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
A computed tomography scan (better known as a "CT scan") uses a narrow x-ray beam to take multiple measurements of the body. These images are then joined together by sophisticated computers, resulting in a cross-sectional image of the scanned object, which greatly helps with diagnoses and treatment.
An ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging technique that uses sound waves to "see" inside the body. Unlike other imaging modalities (such as x-rays), ultrasounds capture live information, which means that our specialists can see the structure and the movement of the body's internal organs in real time.
X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. They are a form of electromagnetic radiation like light or radio waves. Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body.
At Mink Radiology, we specialize in a variety of imaging modalities. We offer breast imaging and mammography in comfortable, private, and discreet examination rooms. Other imaging modalities include radiography and x-rays, which are non-invasive and painless tests performed by our radiographic specialists.
Image guided procedures are minimally-invasive treatments that are commonly used for diagnostic and pain management purposes. The imaging experts at Mink Radiology perform joint injections (such as epidural and nerve blocks for the spine) and myelography, which provides a real-time look at the movement and structure of the spine.